Do you ever feel overwhelmed with your to do list? Ever feel like you can’t get it all done? The feelings of overwhelm and lack of self care multiplies when you have a nuerodivergent or special needs child.
When I had my son, he spent 16 days in the NICU and from that moment, my whole world changed. Feedings every 3 hours, making sure he had everything he needed, and nights with a heart apnea monitor; my needs didn’t seem so important. And as weeks turned to months, and months turned to years, before I knew it he was 2 and I forgot what it is I even did before motherhood.
It seems to be common among us mothers, we get so good at taking care of others, we forget or neglect our own needs.
In this episode, I talk with Christina Dunbar – a family nurse practitioner, yoga teacher and blogger/podcaster. She is the mom of three kids under the age of 5, one with a rare disorder.
We connected on so many levels in this podcast, from both struggling with stresses of a special needs child, the decision to leave the workplace, and finding moments of mindfulness in the chaos of raising little humans.
Her podcast is the Intentional Ten, where she offers weekly mini episodes of mindfulness and guided journal prompts, so you can start incorporating mindfulness into your day and week.
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